On the latest episode of Shootin’ It Jayme interviews author Heiko Julien and talks: internet identities, Michael Seidlinger and Civil Coping Mechanisms, Steve Roggenbuck’s influence and Boost House, the future of Alt Lit, his upcoming book about the anti-Buddha, and Hawaiian cults.
Yeah I’m extremely charming and nothing bothers me. I abandoned my wife and child to sit under a tree and think about how everyone else is suffering and I didn’t even care.
Desperate people follow me seeking enlightenment and I respond to their basic existential queries with brief non-sequiter replies that they puzzle over fruitlessly for days while I sit silently in a lotus position with a neutral facial expression.
Evan Karp interviewed me and recorded me reading some poems. I had just been drenched in a downpour and was wearing a pricey dress I misguidedly bought after an interview for a shmaltzy art gallery job I ended up not getting. This is all to say: here is an interview with a vaguely destitute and incompetent person pretending to be an adult of some kind.
I dreamed I was a dreamgirl running up and down running up and down I dreamed I kept composure I dreamed I held my own I did not speak and when I did it was not empty I welcomed the air on my teeth and the pang in my lower intestines I climbed the concrete staircase I watched in silence from twelve steps away
Under reign of dystopic melodies and optimistic lyrics Two Delusional hopefuls we swept under our wings and squeezed out our tears over over the years to make them grow Our saint-like protagonists Our best bet and last chance